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World Bank conference debates how to reach the poor

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:486
  1. Jocalyn Clark
  1. BMJ

    Health services designed to favour the poor do not necessarily reach the most needy in societies. That was the conclusion of a group of World Bank policy makers and programme officers working in developing and transitional countries who met last week in Washington, DC, to discuss better ways to reach the most vulnerable people.

    Described as “taking stock” of how well the bank's programmes are reaching the poor, the conference reflected growing awareness …

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